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. thank so much. >>> nasa releasing new findings this morning from its ongoing keplar mission. >> and bob rydell is joining us live where they just announced some results. >> reporter: good morning. one of the missions of the space telescope is to answer that question, is earth this big piece of rock that we all happen to live on? is it unique, or is it possible there are other planets out there in an inhabitable zone just like this one? this morning, scientists who have been analyzing the data collected over the years by the telescope announced today they have discovered more than 800 new planets, 104 of those are in the inhabitable zone. that means they're not too close to their son where they would be to hot and not too far from their son where they would be too cold, just like earth. they're in that sweet spot where it's just right temperaturewise. of that group, ten are considered earth size. >> so that's all we know about these planets. we don't know if they have atmospheres. we don't know if they have liquid water. we don't know if they have life at all. but future missions and fut
of money to spend to protect the future of humanity. >> reporter: the alternative is to rely on nasa which he says only spots about a thousand asteroids a year that may hit earth when there are actually a million out there. but with the sentinel -- >> you can spot a charcoal against the black sky with sentinel from a distance of ten times as far from los angeles to new york. >> reporter: lou says it's not a matter of if, but when, even a small asteroid can cause massive destruction. these pictures from 1908 in tonguska, russia, are proof. and lou successfully completed two space shuttle missions. he says without this type of project, and we are simply flying blind along with all other countries in the world. he says we really need this type of telescope to give us that warning we need to stop the course of any collision with the world. reporting live, in menlo park, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> it's all up to mother nature now. the big time maverick surf contest is almost here. the contest window opens on friday. you know how this works. competitors can be given as
're going to send it to uc davis university and they send it to the international space station. nasa wants to look at the affects of microgravity on different viruss. they'll get to us and tell us just how dirty our filthy studio is. >> come on, let's go. >> i'm going to come over to al's weather wall because we know how he likes to touch the wall here. probably dirty and gross. >> do you know what we have to do? this m&m jar. >> right. how often do you hear that candy jars are the worst place. >> so many grimy paws in this over the last couple of weeks. >> all right. >> all right. off to the space station. >> here we go. >> let's check back in with al at seaside heights, once again mr. roker. got your germs here. >> reporter: why don't you personally take those samples up there? >> nice. good try. can't get rid of us. >> reporter: all right. thanks, guys. let's show you what we've got. we've got this big storm system out in the rockies. behind it we've got snow. ahead of it we've got a lot of warm, moisture air coming up out of the south. actually reminisces of raymond making its way in t
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